(Closed) Baby Sling Breathing Hazard

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I heard about this a few days ago, but the biggest problem highlighted by the baby carriers picked are that they are carried on the belly rather than on the chest. Basically it’s all about making sure you follow the rules they talk to you about in the baby wearing classes (I’m subscribed to several midwifery groups/pages on fb).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have heard about this too. Thanks for sharing this info with everyone.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I know, that’s what I’m talking about. These ones are from Wal-Mart and Target and when worn correctly are safe, but when worn with the baby sitting lower on the body, ie: not within kissing range, it’s dangerous for the child. What I was trying to express is that the cloth slings can be worn safely as long as you follow the basic rules of child-wearing.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks MS!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mighty It basically is a hammock that you wear around your body. I’m planning on carrying mine that way whenever possible, actually. Although, I don’t think I’ll use a ring-type sling where the fabric’s tension is all that holds it against you. I have a link to a baby-wearing website that talks about these slings specifically and how they work from a mom who uses them.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thank you for the post.  I’ve already bought mine from Serena and Lily. As long as it is worn properly you should be okay but It will be a pain in the butt to keep double checking every 5 seconds. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I saw a news story about this a couple of days ago – a baby who was only weeks old had died while his mother was carrying him. They played back the 911 call from her in a store parking lot, and it was heartwrenching! His head was bent too far forward, constricting his breathing.

 

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